Five-Star Trails Knoxville  by Johnny Molloy

Five-Star Trails: Knoxville Guide Book

by Johnny Molloy (Menasha Ridge Press)
Five-Star Trails Knoxville  by Johnny Molloy
No one knows Knoxville better than veteran outdoor-adventure author Johnny Molloy. Each hike text displays one- to five-star rankings in five categories: Scenery, Difficulty, Trail Condition, Solitude, and Appropriateness for Children. Each entry includes directions to the trailhead, at-a-glance info, a user-friendly map, GPS coordinates, an elevation profile, and more.

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Trails from the "Five-Star Trails: Knoxville" Guide Book
Displaying trails 20 of 40.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 40.

This hike explore the human and natural history of Big Ridge State Park. Head out from the park lake and cross its dam. After traveling the shores of big Norris Lake, leave the water and enter Dark ...
Knoxville, TN - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.5
Tread the back reaches of Big Ridge State Park on this trek. Follow old settler roads on the Big Valley Trail, topping Pinnacle Ridge. Pass the Langley Cemetery before scaling Big Ridge. From there ...
Knoxville, TN - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.5
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Make a ridgetop run in the Citico Wilderness, just south of the Smokies in Monroe County. Head south in rich woods along Fodderstack Mountain, where views open on Gregory Bald and the western Smoky Mo ...
Tallassee, TN - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.8
Make a loop at this scenic Cherokee National Forest impoundment. Located in Whiteoak Flats below Flats Mountain, explore Indian Boundary Recreation Area via this all-access, nearly level loop trail. ...
Tellico Plains, TN - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.1
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Make a wilderness loop along raucous Slickrock Creek, a wild mountain watercourse framed in wooded beauty. You will first walk above serpentine Calderwood Lake, then turn into the Smokies-esque stream ...
Robbinsville, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.4
This hike explores the lowermost, gorgeous Citico Creek Wilderness, just south of the Smokies. Follow a foot trail past the confluence of North and South Fork Citico Creek. Continue up South Fork C ...
Maryville, TN - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.8
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This is one spectacular hike. Follow the Cumberland Trail as it leaves the town of LaFollette, then climbs the slope of the Cumberland Mountain. You will join a knife-edge ridge with protruding spi ...
La Follette, TN - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.6
This hike uses the Cumberland Trail to reach a spectacular view from the rocky western edge of the Cumberland Mountain, known as Devils Backbone. Along the way you will pass some steep falls. Be appri ...
Caryville, TN - Hiking - Trail Length: 6
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Make a loop on a water-encircled peninsula at this site of an 18th-century English fort. Leave an attractive picnic area, then travel hilly woods overlooking Tellico Lake. The hike then winds down ...
Vonore, TN - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.4
This waterfall hike in mountainous Frozen Head State Park leads to two named cascades as it explores a rugged valley carved from the highest terrain on the entire Cumberland Plateau. The hike is ea ...
Knoxville, TN - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.8
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This trail takes you the highest point on the Cumberland Plateau. Frozen Head Mountain, standing at 3,324 feet. Here, an observation tower allows a 360-degree view from the boundaries above Frozen ...
Knoxville, TN - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.4
This valley loop hike is one of the best wildflower destinations in the great Knoxville areas as it travels up the Judge Branch watershed into the heart of the Frozen Head State Park. Start the tre ...
Knoxville, TN - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.9
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Don't let the moniker "greenway" mislead you. This trek travels through a wooded wildlife management area on a gravel track deep into a bend on the Clinch River, here dammed as Melton Hill Lake. Ga ...
Knoxville, TN - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
This loop takes you to a pair of vistas atop the highest point in Knox County-House Mountain. House Mountain stands in a 500-acre state natural area and is a steep-sloped, very rocky outlier peak. ...
Norris Lake, TN - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.9
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This hike uses a series of trails to make a pair of loops at Ijams. Leave the worth-a-visit visitor center and raptor enclosure and bisect wooded hills to reach Mead's Quarry. Here, you circle arou ...
French Broad River, TN - Hiking,Walking - Trail Length: 3
The river and mountain views will impress first-time visitors to this 60-acre park, located astride a state-run mental-health institute. Start atop a hill overlooking the Tennessee River, then drop ...
Knoxville, TN - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.1
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Take a trek in a lesser-visited state forest, climbing the slopes of Lone Mountain to reach a rock outcrop and panoramic vista from Coyote Point. The climb is moderate, making it doable by anyone with ...
Knoxville, TN - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.6
The downtown greenway starts at Volunteer Landing, off Neyland Drive astride the Tennessee River, where an alluring trailhead makes for a great pre-or post-hiking relaxation venue. Head west on the ...
Knoxville, TN - Hiking,Walking - Trail Length: 3
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This hike combines trails old and new. Start at Norris Dam on a Civilian Conservation Corps-built track along Norris Lake, traveling a steep slope with big trees. Then pick up the newer Lake View Trai ...
Norris Lake, TN - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.6
This doubletrack path located at Norris Dam State Park starts atop a knobby ridge before plunging toward Norris Lake, where it travels near the shore through second-growth forest. The hike then tur ...
Norris Lake, TN - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.5
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